May 10, 2023

Maine Episcopalians advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights

A group of Maine Episcopalians from three parishes (Trinity in Portland, St. Albans in Cape Elizabeth, and St. Ann’s in Windham) recently joined forces to express their faith-based support for gender justice to their legislators....

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April 7, 2023

Advocacy Update – April 2023

by John Hennessy

It has been a busy couple of weeks on the advocacy front now that the legislature has dealt with the state budget. Speaking of the budget, you have heard the democratic majority passed a budget...

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March 21, 2023

Advocacy Report – A Busy 90 Days Coming Up

by John Hennessy

Update March 18, 2023 The 131st Legislature was very slow to take off and is just now shifting into a quicker pace. As of March 17th, 1210, of an expected 2,000 +/- bills have been...

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Episcopal Main Public Policy Network
February 20, 2023

Diocese Working with Government Agencies to Address Current Homelessness Crisis

by John Hennessy

Update February 20, 2023 Jane Field of the Maine Council of Churches and I participated in a call with state officials from the Governor’s office, the Department of Health and Human Services, Portland legislators, the...

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February 5, 2023

Legislative Update – February 5, 2023

by John Hennessy

Below you will find the first draft of the legislative tracking document and my notes from Advocacy Days. The tracking document is not set up with active links to the legislative documents – yet. I...

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January 18, 2023

Trinity Providing Housing to Asylum Seekers

by The Rev. Peter Swarr

Trinity Church in Portland has begun hosting three families of asylum seekers. They will be sleeping and living at Trinity for two weeks in conjunction with the organization Family Promise. It is a joy that...

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Episcopal Main Public Policy Network
January 6, 2022

Maine Legislature resumes work in Augusta

by John Hennessy

The legislature convened the second session this week and the schedule for public hearings and work sessions is already starting to fill up. All legislative committee work will be conducted virtually at least through January...

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